New Friends & Social Interaction
The Oregon Trail Overnight program (depending on the session) may include students from other schools and school districts. This provides the opportunity to live with children from divers social, economic, and ethnic backgrounds. A cabin group at Oregon Trail Overnight consists of approximately ten children. Generally, two parent volunteers are housed with each cabin group. Boys and girls are housed in separate cabins.
At the Oregon Trail Overnight program, the emphasis is on hands-on education in small groups. In the evening, students will learn the "Virginia Reel," play field games, and spend time with their classroom teacher reflecting on the day's activities and finalizing a presentation for the evening campfire program. The day concludes with an evening campfire program that may include presentations by each class, songs, Native American legends, and pioneer stories. The Oregon Trail Overnight day is fully scheduled and ends at 9:30 p.m.